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Case 14426

Gastrointestinal manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: What needs to be considered in an acute setting?

Author(s)
Anirudh V Nair1, Soumya Anirudh2, Manoj K S 3 , Ramachandran PV 4

1. Anirudh V Nair. MBBS, MD, EDiR.
Specialist, Dept of Imaging and Interventional Radiology. Kerala Institute of Medical Science, Trivandrum, India. Email:dranirudhnair@gmail.com

2. Soumya Anirudh. MBBS.
Resident, Dept of Pathology. Govt Medical College Hospital. Trivandrum, India.

3. Manoj KS. MD, DNB, DMRD.
Consultant, Dept of Imaging and Interventional Radiology. Kerala Institute of Medical Science, Trivandrum, India.

4. Ramachandran PV. MD, FICR.
Professor. Amrita Institute of Medical Science. Kochi, Kerala, India.
 
Patient
female, 54 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Topogram

    Fig-1: (a)Topogram of abdomen showing thumb-printing (arrow) suggestive of ischemic colitis; (b) Axial sections plain & post contrast showing rectus sheath hematoma (star); (c)target appearance (white arrow) of...

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Treatment effects; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Gastrointestinal manifestations

    Fig-2: Summarises gastrointestinal manifestations of SLE.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Decision analysis; Special Focus: Biological effects;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Diagnostic imaging pathway

    Fig-3: Diagnostic imaging pathway in SLE presenting with acute abdomen

     
    Area of Interest: Colon; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Decision analysis; Special Focus: Acute;
     
     
Fig-1: (a)Topogram of abdomen showing thumb-printing (arrow) suggestive of ischemic colitis; (b) Axial sections plain & post contrast showing rectus sheath hematoma (star); (c)target appearance (white arrow) of ascending colon with intramural haemorrhage.
 
Fig-2: Summarises gastrointestinal manifestations of SLE.
 
Fig-3: Diagnostic imaging pathway in SLE presenting with acute abdomen
 
 
 
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